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Assessing fitness to drive systems:
Opinions of experienced occupational therapy driver assessors.
Health, disability or ageing-related factors may impact upon an individual’s ability to maintain driving independence and licensure. To address these concerns, some Australian jurisdictions have medical review systems which include procedures for competency testing. Occupational therapy driver assessors (OTDAs) identify and assess medically “at risk” drivers as part of these systems (Di Stefano & Macdonald, 2010). Licensing authority strategies to optimise management of these drivers includes regular system review and stakeholder consultation.